John G Purdy
Assistant Professor, Immunobiology
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Research Fellow, BIO5 Institute
All viruses hijack host cell machinery to facilitate their replication. My lab investigates how the production of infectious viral progeny relies on host metabolism. Our overall goal is to guide the development of novel antiviral therapies using information regarding how viruses hijack host metabolism.
All viruses hijack host cell machinery to facilitate their replication. Producing infectious viral progeny relies on host cell metabolic pathways to provide energy and building blocks such as nucleotides, amino acids, and lipids. I am interested in investigating the molecular remodeling of cellular metabolic and lipid environments by viruses. The overall goal of my research in dissecting the complex virus-host metabolism interactions is to guide the development of novel antiviral therapies. Keywords: Infectious Disease, Virology, Metabolism, Lipidomics